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BMW Charity Pro-Am announces 2018 courses, charities

Staff Report //January 18, 2018//

BMW Charity Pro-Am announces 2018 courses, charities

Staff Report //January 18, 2018//

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The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp. has announced the hosting courses for the 2018 tournament, as well as the charities that will benefit from the event that is scheduled for May 17-20.

The Cliffs Valley will join the Furman University Golf Club and Thornblade Club to host the 2018 tournament, according to a news release. And this year, the tournament will focus on four charities: Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System, Cliffs Residents Outreach, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg and Upstate SC STEM Collaborative. Other local philanthropic organizations will also have the option to earn funds as well.

“We are thrilled to return to The Cliffs Valley, and we know that both our celebrity and amateur players will be equally pleased by this news,” said Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp., in the release. “We are also excited that, once again, the tournament will be broadcasted to a worldwide viewing audience on Golf Channel.”

Steve Sellery, executive director of the BMW Charity Pro-Am, said the vent is more than a golf tournament.

“By highlighting the work of our featured charities, we look forward to heightening awareness of these organizations as well as increasing funds raised to champion their missions,” he said, in the release.

The tournament will continue to support other worthwhile causes through Birdies for Charity, as well as rewarding participation in the ticket sales program. Volunteer registration for the tournament is now open online. Volunteers can select one of the four featured charities to donate proceeds from hours worked.

Managed by the non-profit organization South Carolina Charities Inc., the tournament has donated more than $12.7 million to numerous charities across the Upstate since 2001, the release said.